FLL Explore Financial Information
- New FLL Explore Teams can expect to pay around $400 to get started. This fee allows your team to be officially registered with FIRST, provides your team with an Explore Set, and access to purchase a discounted reusable LEGO SPIKE Essential set off. After the first year, teams can expect to pay less, since they will be able to reuse their programmable LEGO set year after year. The reoccurring costs will be Team Registration for FIRST.
Every Year Cost
One Time Cost
- Laptop or Tablet: To program your LEGO Kit.
- Team Swag Materials: (Shirts, accessories, ext.) if the team desires.
- Trifold Board and/or Project Materials: Materials for your Show-Me Poster can be as simple or complex as you would like.
- Travel Related Funds
Grants and Fundraising
If you want to start a team but need help getting started financially, many grants are available through sponsors looking to diversify the STEM fields. FIRST offers a number of fundraising ideas along with access to grants and scholarships offered locally, regionally and nationally by outside corporations and companies.